AN ANALYTICAL STUDY OF MATHEMATICS QUESTION PAPERS OF MADHYA PRADESH BOARD WITH RESPECT TO ITS PATTERNS/DESIGN, CONTENT COVERAGE, DIFFICULTY LEVEL, OBJECTIVITY IN MARKING AND ITS IMPACT ON ACHIEVEMENT OF STUDENTS

Anil Kumar, Shailendra Patel

Abstract


The present study was done to analyse the Mathematics question paper with respect to its pattern/design, content coverage, difficulty level, objectivity in marking and its impact on achievement of students. Purposive sampling technique was followed for the selection of subjects, subject experts and subject specialists, selection of years (time spam) for study. The cluster sampling technique was followed for selection of student sample from a cluster. Question paper of three different years (2006, 2007, 2010) was taken for study Sample consisted of 1796 class-X students from Madhya Pradesh Board of Secondary Examination. Also views of 10 subject experts were taken regarding pattern/design of question paper, content coverage, difficulty level and objectivity in marking. Researcher developed tool for collection of views of subject experts. Findings of the study revealed that though there is no effect of different pattern/design of question paper or different sets of question paper used during particular year on students' achievement there is effect of content coverage, objectivity in marking and cognitive level of questions.

Keywords


Content coverage, Difficulty level, Objectivity in marking, Design/Pattern of question paper, Cognitive Level

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